Look at that face! Pure joy. If you saw mine – it had the same look too. Joy just from watching him have the best time…and the best part, we were together. It was our full date day just the two of us, and I couldn’t have asked for a better one at that.
I already have the “I don’t ever want to miss out” gene pulsing through my body, so when it comes to working full time and missing days like these with our little man…well, when I do get to have them I feel like I’ve won the lottery. I don’t know if it’s the pregnancy hormones lately or what. But I just look at him and my eyes well up with tears of joy. That little face, that little voice, that giggle, or that cheeky little look back he gives me when he knows he’s being mischevious, it makes me want to soak up every second that I can. He had no idea just how excited I was to have this day ahead of us.
We started the morning with crafting and getting ready to gear up for a full fun day ahead. We gave the doggies their treats – told them to guard the house (and of course Raisins’ toys), and headed to destination 1: Shelmerdines. We threw coins in the fish pond, saw massive snails, a thousand garden gnomes, and beautiful flowers with names that I couldn’t even begin to try and pretend to know. We stopped to snack and fuel up at the cafe, and then headed out to destination 2: Costco…on a Friday of the long weekend. Yes you can say it, what in the world were you thinking!? Really it was painless, it was the cruising around for a parking spot that took the longest.
Afterwards we headed to destination 3: vovo’s (grandma). We had fun playing games, had a little bite to eat, and of course got a treat. After lunch and peanut-buttering himself we changed his shirt and went to our 4th destination: mini golfing outside. He whipped through that course like nobody’s business so we came back home (destination 5) and painted a bird house with our hands, and sort of used brushes! Paint surprisingly didn’t explode everywhere and we quickly cleaned up to take the dogs for a walk while Raisin cruised along on his bike.
Once we were back home, we spent our time in the backyard waiting for Chris to arrive from work. We played some t-ball, looked at the ants collecting itty bitty bits of crumbs, planted his flower he picked from Shelmerdines, and read a few books in the gazeebo. Because I didn’t want to waste a second cooking and being away from this little love of my life, we ordered in and enjoyed dinner all together.
With another little one on the way I sometimes wonder how I will manage. Can I give them both the same attention? Will they get enough from me in so many ways? Will they remember these days as much as I do? Or know how special they were to me/us? When I look at these photos I remember a simple day of joy and my heart exploding with pure love for this little man. I want to press pause if only for a little bit – please. Love you Raisin. And I love this little Current growing in my belly. Mama is here for you both, always.